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  1. Something is wrong with the furnace, and could...

    Something is wrong with the furnace, and could have been the cause of the thermostat issue.
    Hopefully you didn’t order a Nest.
    If it’s a old pilot operated furnace, hopefully your getting it...
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    Even being historical, I’d get it checked out...

    Even being historical, I’d get it checked out before the really cold weather comes in. Furnace might be having a random trip that gets worse.
    The tech should be able to check draft and such.
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    Has this 10 year old furnace ever had any...

    Has this 10 year old furnace ever had any maintenance or cleaning done, beyond changing the air filter?
  4. Your realtor friend should actually start the...

    Your realtor friend should actually start the unit to figure out what’s wrong with it, rather then giving you an inaccurate diagnosis and guesses
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    Pricing discussion is not permitted here. Many...

    Pricing discussion is not permitted here.
    Many contractors want noting to do with a halfway done DIY install. Too many headaches.
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    Why are you using a photo of the guy from the...

    Why are you using a photo of the guy from the office?
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    It’s been 7 years since this thread was posted...

    It’s been 7 years since this thread was posted and since the OP last logged on. Please don’t dig up old threads for no good reason.
  8. If you don’t have the cash for a service call,...

    If you don’t have the cash for a service call, you’ll really be short when the compressor fails and needs replacement.
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    Should be a 3/8” port. Is it on a service valve?

    Should be a 3/8” port. Is it on a service valve?
  10. Are you trying to use your new furnace as an...

    Are you trying to use your new furnace as an indoor air cleaner?
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    Unfortunately we can’t offer any DIY instruction...

    Unfortunately we can’t offer any DIY instruction here. Per the rules you agreed to when you joined. Please note the bright red banner at the top of the page.
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    Your listed as a homeowner. What does your...

    Your listed as a homeowner.
    What does your service technician suggest to fix the problem?
  13. Did you install the air conditioner yourself or...

    Did you install the air conditioner yourself or are you just trying to figure out the control wiring?
  14. OP, being very honest here, is this a DIY...

    OP, being very honest here, is this a DIY project? Is a tech actually working on the issue or is this something your trying to install/fix/diagnose yourself?
  15. This is something your tech should be doing. ...

    This is something your tech should be doing.
    Again, is this a DIY project or do you have someone doing a side job or handyman work?
  16. Do you have a handyman or home warranty working...

    Do you have a handyman or home warranty working on this unit? Or is this a DIY repair?
    As this tech you speak of seems very much confused.
  17. This seems like a classic symptom of a deranged...

    This seems like a classic symptom of a deranged Nest.
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    What suggestions does your service technician...

    What suggestions does your service technician have to resolve the issue?
  19. I’d suggest getting the unit inspected and...

    I’d suggest getting the unit inspected and tested, by a professional, and they can check into your problem while they are there.
    Furnaces don’t tend to like sitting. Best to get it looked over. ...
  20. When was the last time you had any maintenance...

    When was the last time you had any maintenance done to the furnace?
    Hopefully if you plan on changing the gas valve, you have the right equipment for setting it up. As they aren’t plug and play.
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    Something else about commercial that I forgot to...

    Something else about commercial that I forgot to include in my previous post, you get to see some really cool stuff.
    Places I’ve done/do service include-

    The facility that designed and produced...
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    I’ve done basically all of what you had listed. ...

    I’ve done basically all of what you had listed.
    Started off in facilities, moved to a commercial/industrial hvac/r company. Then did a little stint for a residential/light commercial hvac company....
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    Your handyman is probably not knowledgeable on...

    Your handyman is probably not knowledgeable on how to charge equipment properly. It goes well beyond putting refrigerant in until you see XX pressures. If he changed fuses and a capacitor trying to...
  24. That furnace could use a good cleaning. Looks...

    That furnace could use a good cleaning.
    Looks like the flame rod hasn’t been removed and cleaned in quite some time. And the HSI has a good amount of age to it. Looks close to the end of its life. ...
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    I’d bet the heat exchanger is done. Either way,...

    I’d bet the heat exchanger is done.
    Either way, the unit should be lifted off the ground a bit to promote better drainage. In a snowy place like Michigan, I’d bet that unit gets covered by snow...
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    No, doubling filters doesn’t equal double MERV. ...

    No, doubling filters doesn’t equal double MERV.
    You must remember that the filter isn’t there to work as an air cleaner. It’s just to protect the equipment from dust and debris.
  27. Thread: Pulled pork

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    Care to share the recipe? And wine? I havenít...

    Care to share the recipe? And wine?
    I havenít done pork in a while. Doing a tri tip tonight on the CC.
  28. Brand means very little. Focus on finding a...

    Brand means very little.
    Focus on finding a great installer. And install whatever brand they carry.
    Many new units are installed wrong.
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    So have you undone the wiring modifications that...

    So have you undone the wiring modifications that connected line voltage to the control circuit?
    You still haven’t answered if you had a heat pump before?
    DID YOU HAVE A HEAT PUMP PREVIOUSLY?
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    Heating isn’t sized via square footage. What...

    Heating isn’t sized via square footage.
    What are your electric rates? And did you have a heat pump before?
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    Was the old unit a heat pump? I think your about...

    Was the old unit a heat pump?
    I think your about to find out how ridiculously expensive it can be to heat with straight electric heat. And no heat pump.
    Hopefully your electric rates are...
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    Sorry, we can’t help with DIY here

    Sorry, we can’t help with DIY here
  33. You’ll need a load calculation done. I doubt one...

    You’ll need a load calculation done. I doubt one was done originally. Beyond the old, wrong, 500 square foot per ton rule of thumb.
    Read through Dans post. Lots of good information there. You’ll...
  34. 5 tons for 2200 square feet? Your home must have...

    5 tons for 2200 square feet?
    Your home must have been built in the 1950s, with little to no insulation and single pane windows.
    Basement is a whole different ballgame. Most need a little bit of...
  35. A modulating system may make those far away rooms...

    A modulating system may make those far away rooms even less comfortable.
    I would want to verify the need for 5 tons. As it’s extremely common to oversized the unit.
    There is no such thing as...
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    Sizing isn’t done via square footage. ...

    Sizing isn’t done via square footage.
    Apparently you haven’t yet realized you dramatically increased the BTU output with that furnace. And will probably have to redo ductwork to accommodate it.
  37. https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?853582-Ow...

    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?853582-Owner-Assistance-Rules-Must-Read-Before-Posting

    I’d suggest calling your preferred service provider.
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    Unfortunately, your listed as a homeowner, and we...

    Unfortunately, your listed as a homeowner, and we are unable to give out technical or DIY information.
  39. Then your installer should be providing the...

    Then your installer should be providing the needed parts.
    Unfortunately we can’t offer you any advice here.
  40. Your profile says your a professional installer?...

    Your profile says your a professional installer? This should be something you should know.
    Send your professional credentials into the site and apply for professional membership.
  41. Equipment, especially those that burn fossil...

    Equipment, especially those that burn fossil fuel, need regular maintenance. A preseason check should be standard.
    Heat exchangers rot, crack, and fail.
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    Have the unit checked by a tech. Sounds like it...

    Have the unit checked by a tech.
    Sounds like it could be a terminal shorting, which is potentially dangerous and could start an oil fed fire.
    Do not reset or power the unit until a tech can look...
  43. A good starting point would be to have your hvac...

    A good starting point would be to have your hvac service company inspect the unit for any safety concerns. A 34 year old furnace could have a number of safety issues. If everything checks out then...
  44. Time to call for service. You may be best...

    Time to call for service.
    You may be best looking for a commercial refrigeration tech. That machine may be a bit much for a residential appliance guy.
  45. They want to replace the 6 month old unit?!?!?...

    They want to replace the 6 month old unit?!?!?
    Minisplit charge has to be verified by pulling and weighing the charge. This is how to confirm it’s low.
  46. Isn’t it going to be expensive redoing the...

    Isn’t it going to be expensive redoing the ductwork in your home for the larger unit?
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    Flexible lines aren’t necessary for something...

    Flexible lines aren’t necessary for something that’s permanently installed and not removed again.
    As anyone in the trade can tell you, that after a few years of service hoses start to leak. Not to...
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    Youíll likely have to do separate systems for...

    Youíll likely have to do separate systems for fire code.
    What will the commercial space be? And will it be associated with the BNB at all?
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    Wouldn’t suggest doing that until you know...

    Wouldn’t suggest doing that until you know exactly what unit your going with and what lines that manufacturer requires. There is some variation.
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    Just do heat pumps. It’s a second, economical...

    Just do heat pumps. It’s a second, economical source of heat and the price difference isn’t enough to affect the decision
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